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Guide to the Dale E. Jenkins Collection of Manhattan Restaurant Postcards
circa 1901–1950s
 PR 337

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Joseph Ditta, August 2017

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 26, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

All but two of the approximately 100 postcards in this collection depict restaurants in Manhattan from the first half of the 20th century. One card is for an establishment in Brooklyn (“Japanese Restaurant, Dreamland, Coney Island” in Folder 5), and the other shows a general neighborhood view, not a restaurant (“Chinatown” in Folder 2).


The collection is housed in one small box of 15 folders. The donor arranged some of the postcards in four categories—“Chinese,” “Interesting Reverse,” “Nice Graphics,” and “Older” (see Folder 15)—but to provide access for researchers seeking specific establishments, the cards are now sorted alphabetically by restaurant name.